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O'Hagan Smith & Amundsen Announces the Departure of Two Partners

On June 19, 2006, two partners in the firm of O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen, L.L.C., Jim O'Hagan and Kevin O'Hagan, announced their intention to withdraw as members of the firm effective Friday, June 23, 2006.  Jim and Kevin have announced their plans to become partners in a new law firm operating under the name O’Hagan Spencer, L.L.C., with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Richmond, Virginia beginning Monday, June 26, 2006.


Messrs. O’Hagan have indicated that they made this decision so they can practice in a smaller firm environment together as father and son and concentrate their efforts on developing some specific practice areas unencumbered by some of the size and conflicts issues that are prevalent at O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen presently. They have expressed interest in collaborating with members of O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen on some matters of mutual interest in the future where there may be synergies with some of our practice groups or specific expertise required that is available at OSA. OSA has welcomed the possibility of partnering on some of those future matters that may be of mutual benefit to both our firm and Jim and Kevin’s new business venture.

It is expected that a small number of attorneys who formerly worked with Jim and Kevin at OSA will join them at their new firm. This additional group of attorneys is expected to be no more than five.

Glen Amundsen, the CEO of O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen has commented: “Jim and Kevin have expressed their warm regard for their many friends here at OSA. We likewise wish them the very best personally and professionally in their new business venture. We are working together to make an orderly and appropriate separation of our business interests that respects our mutual friendship and the character that has seen us through together so successfully over the last nine years.”

Mr. Amundsen further stated:  “On behalf of the firm, I want to acknowledge the contributions and efforts made by Jim and Kevin over the past years and wish them the very best as they move forward to take on new challenges in their professional lives. As for our firm, we will continue to build the business in the same manner that has proven so successful to this point. The firm's management expects no change in the firm's operations or strategic direction as a consequence of Jim and Kevin's decision to pursue their practice elsewhere.”

O’Hagan, Smith & Amundsen, L.L.C. is a law firm consisting of approximately 120 attorneys operating in six offices in Illinois and Wisconsin. The firm’s attorneys practice in a variety of practice areas concentrating in litigation and dispute resolution of civil matters.

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